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Information on topics related to mental health, education and social justice which is accessible and relation and always deeply rooted in culture.

Put Some Respect on My Name

Picture an 8-year-old dark skinned African girl with big, bright round-shaped eyes and an infectious smile. She is excited to learn and eager to start her school year. On the first day of school, she sits at her desk, hands perfectly clasped atop her composition...

Five Ways to Reduce the Summer Slide

Although summer is more than halfway over for most school districts, there is still ample time to infuse fun and learning into your child's days.  Summer vacation can be a fun and memorable time for many children and families across the country.  Often, families use...

Let’s Play Awhile, Before It’s Too Late

I think that we need to take a step back just a smidgen. What do you think of when you see or hear the word, play? Come on, take a few seconds and really picture it. Picture a scene either from your own childhood or having seen other children engaged in play. Stay...

My child was diagnosed with Autism, now what?

Having a child and growing a family is a time of transition and joy for parents. Parents often imagine the life they hope for their child and decide to help their child be happy and have a quality life. The vision may include the friends they will have, or the...

I am a BCBA, ask me what I do.

Behavior Analysis Behavior analysis is the science of analyzing behavior and, for this blog, human behavior. Behaviorism believes people engage in behavior due to the consequences. There are two types of consequences, punishment, and reinforcement. In simple terms,...

April is Autism Awareness Month

April is Autism Awareness month and during this month, The Key will discuss topics related to Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). We will provide an overview of the diagnostic criteria, clinical tips & strategies. Providing accessible and relatable information for...

“Now you done pissed me off”: Note from a social activist

This week has been both overwhelming and electrifying at the same time. For starters, I traveled to four different US states, and I celebrated a birthday. I also had the opportunity to attend the Association of Professional Behavior Analysts' annual convention in St....

Play: The Social-Emotional Skills Teacher

I work with preschool teachers daily. Often, I am asked to “fix” children who present with behavioral challenges. First of all, children are never broken, therefore, fixing is not the appropriate way to conceptualize childhood challenges. The best way to understand a...

What Exactly is Play Therapy?

You now have a solid foundation for how play helps young children develop, but did you also know that play can be used to help heal emotional scars? I'm serious. Play is often used as a psychotherapeutic intervention for young children who have experienced upsetting...

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